Can I save a search and run it later?

If you periodically search for titles by the same author, or on the same subject, you can save your search and run it again later. That saves you time, especially if the search you’re doing is complex.

► To save a search

  1. Log in. You must be logged in to save a search.
  2. Run your search. See Using Advanced Search for information on creating complex searches.
  3. If required, narrow your results by applying facets on the left side of the page.
  4. When you have refined your search, click the Save Search icon above the search results.
  5. Give the saved search a name that will allow you to easily identify it later. If you already have a search by that name, you’ll have the option to choose a new name or overwrite your existing saved search.
  6. Click Save.

► To edit a saved search

  1. Log in.
  2. Click My Settings, and then click Saved Searches.
  3. Find the search you want to modify. The criteria you used for each search is listed next to its name.
  4. Click Edit Search.
  5. Do one of the following:
    • If you created your search starting with the search box at the top of the page, apply or remove search options, as appropriate.
    • If you created your original search criteria on the advanced search page, add or remove the criteria you want to change, and then click Search.
  6. Click the Save icon.
  7. If you would prefer to save the search with a new name, type the name.
  8. Click Save.

► To delete a saved search

  1. Log in.
  2. Click My Settings, and then click Saved Searches.
  3. Find the search you want to delete. The criteria you used for each search is listed next to its name.
  4. Click the check box next to the search name. You can select more than one if required.
  5. Click Delete.

Want to take it up a notch and get notifications when you have new search results (e.g., the new James Patterson book gets added to our catalog)? Read more here!